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Apple Toddler Muffins

These apple toddler muffins are loaded with oats, made with apple sauce they are refined sugar free, and free from eggs and dairy.
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Course: Baking
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: toddler muffins, apple toddler muffins, healthy muffins, vegan apple muffins
Servings: 10 Muffins
Calories: 154kcal
Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl


  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 83 ml oil One third of a cup, 83ml
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  • Heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and line or grease a muffin tin (I have used a silicone reusable muffin tin when testing this recipe)
  • In a medium sized bowl mix the applesauce and oil together (I use a whisk for this)
  • Add the remaining ingredients, I sprinkle the baking powder around as I'm too lazy to sift!
  • Mix with a wooden spoon until just combined
  • Portion into prepared muffin tin
  • Bake at 180 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes



  • If you find these muffins too dense or chewy for your little one, try making them with quick-cook oats rather than traditional rolled oats.
  • These muffins will freeze, they defrost well if packed in a lunch or snack box in the morning to eat later in the day.
  • These muffins will last for 2-3 days in an airtight container, but as stated above do freeze well.

Ingredient substitutions

Rolled oats: I have not tested this recipe with an ingredient other than oats, although I do typically use quick oats as these result in a softer muffin texture.
Mild olive oil: My preferred oil for baking is a mild olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil will be too strongly flavoured in this recipe. Any mild oil will be fine in this recipe.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 1mg